Progress Report

August 2014 Highlights

By the Numbers


Items added to K-Rex.


Events and meetings hosted by Hale Library, with 8 events after hours or on weekends.


Items received basic preservation treatments in order to be returned to the circulating collections. 


Questions answered by Faculty and Graduate Services. 


Documents delivered by Interlibrary Services to other libraries from K-State Libraries' collection.


Items from K-State Libraries’ collection lent through Interlibrary Services to aid researchers at other colleges and universities 


Items borrowed from other libraries through Interlibrary Services.


Questions from students, faculty, staff and the public answered by Hale Library Help Desk student employees, staff, and librarians. 


Full-text downloads from New Prairie Press journals.


Items checked out, returned, or renewed at all of the K-State Libraries’ Manhattan campus libraries (Hale Library; Paul Weigel Library of Architecture, Planning & Design; Fiedler Engineering Library; Math/Physics Library; Veterinary Medical Library).


Individuals came into Hale Library through the 2nd floor public entrance gates.


Selected Accomplishments 

Dan Ireton, Ellen Urton, and Joelle Pitts, with Ben Ward from iTAC, released the campus-wide game: Search for Patient Zero. The game is based on the K-State Book Network’s 2014 book, The Ghost Map. As of September 22, 2014, 198 players are on the leaderboard, with approximately 31 active players (with scores of 1000 or higher.)

Coordinated by Building Services, Hale Library room 407 remodel was completed, creating a new 40 seat (30 computers) training lab with increased technology to allow for remote access, student/teacher screen exchange, and recording of instruction sessions. This room is used in partnership with the Academic Learning Center for student athletics. Building services also worked with campus partners on the foundation repairs on north Farrell foundation.

Coordinated by Darchelle Martin, several K-State Libraries' staff volunteered to assist with the K-State Libraries’ Info Oasis at the start of the academic year. Info Oasis provides water, directions, and library information to new and returning students.

Daryl Youngman was recognized for creating and delivering seminars on information access and culture to Soldiers of the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, Ft. Riley at a Community Partner Recognition event hosted by Brigade Commander Colonel Matthew Lewis. 

Cliff Hight wrote a review of the web archiving tool “Memento for Chrome” for the SAA Web Archiving Roundtable.

Tara Coleman, Gregory Eiselein, Kylie Kinley, Emily Lehning, Mandi McKinley, and Mariya Vaughan contributed information to The K-State First Guide to College Student Success: The Essentials for First-Year Students at Kansas State University,  an open access textbook.

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Last updated: 10/20/2014